Aga Khan’s lifeline for farmers | The Citizen Tanzania

Aga Khan’s lifeline for farmers | The Citizen TanzaniaOver 100,000 farmers benefit from Aga Khan Foundation support

Dar es Salaam. For many years Athumani Mohamed Omolo, a smallholder farmer in Mtwara Rural District, couldn’t produce enough to feed his family. He wasn’t the only one, with many smallholder farmers in this district facing a four-month lean period year after year. It wasn’t until he received training from an Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)-trained lead farmer that he learned how to farm sustainably and increase productivity.

“My life now is not bad, whether it be in dry or wet season. Through vegetable production I was able to overcome absolute poverty and can now support my family,” says Athumani Mohamed. He declares that the positive change in his livelihood is due to his adoption of the good horticultural practices resulting in increased production and sale of vegetables. Today, Athumani Mohamed is able to not only provide enough food for his family, but also pay for school fees with the income from his farming.

Read more at the source: Aga Khan’s lifeline for farmers – Business | The Citizen

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s